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In 2019, The Center at 909 provided over 5,000 units of service to those impacted by sexual violence, stalking, dating violence, and human trafficking. Units of service include crisis counseling, counseling referrals, support group, communication among agencies on the survivor's behalf, providing emergency financial assistance, and numerous additional services.




Hotline calls


Units of transportation


New clients/contacts (nearly one per day)


Counseling sessions (a value of $38,000)



The information listed below is collected from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR). 

The UCR Program's primary objective is to generate reliable information for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management; over the years, however, the data have become one of the country’s leading social indicators. The program has been the starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, members of the media, and the public at large seeking information on crime in the nation. The program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet the need for reliable uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics.

Today, four annual publications are produced from data received from more than 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the program. The crime data are submitted either through a state UCR program or directly to the FBI's UCR Program.


Please keep in mind that these numbers only reflect what law enforcement reports to the UCR.


Reports of rape to law enforcement:  2,651


Reports of rape to law enforcement: 2,718


Reports of rape to law enforcement:  2,528

Columbus, GA: Unknown


Please keep in mind that these numbers only reflect what law enforcement reports to the UCR.

Reports of rape to law enforcement:  1,996

Reports of rape to law enforcement: 2,001

Reports of rape to law enforcement:  1,916


Every 73 seconds an American is sexually assaulted.


1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed rape; 2.8% attempted rape). 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape. 9 of every 10 rape victims were female in 2003.

Lifetime rate of rape /attempted rape for women by race:

  • All women: 17.6%

  • White women: 17.7%

  • Black women: 18.8%

  • Asian Pacific Islander women: 6.8%

  • American Indian/Alaskan women: 34.1%

  • Mixed race women: 24.4%

About 3% of American men — or 1 in 33 — have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.

  • From 1995-2010, 9% of rape and sexual assault victims were male.

  • 2.78 million men in the U.S. have been victims of sexual assault or rape.

  • 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12.

  • 29% are age 12-17.

  • 44% are under age 18.

  • 80% are under age 30.

  • 12-34 are the highest risk years.

  • Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.

  • 7% of girls in grades 5-8 and 12% of girls in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused.

  • 3% of boys grades 5-8 and 5% of boys in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused.

  • 82% of all juvenile victims are female.

For 80% of juvenile victims, the perpetrator was a parent. 6% were other relatives. 4% were unmarried partners of a parent. 5% were "other" (from siblings to strangers).

On average during 1992-2001, American Indians age 12 or older experienced annually an estimated 5,900 rapes or sexual assaults.

  • American Indians were twice as likely to experience a rape/sexual assault compared to all races.

  • Sexual violence makes up 5% of all violent crime committed against Indians (about the same as for other races).

  • Offender/victim relationship: 41% stranger; 34% acquaintance; 25% intimate or family member.

​The year in a male’s life when he is most likely to be the victim of a sexual assault is age 4. A female’s year of greatest risk is age 14.

One in nine girls and one in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult.

In 1995, local child protection service agencies identified 126,000 children who were victims of either substantiated or indicated sexual abuse.

  • Of these, 75% were girls.

  • Nearly 30% of child victims were between the age of 4 and 7.

  • Every 8 minutes, Child Protective Service responds to a report of sexual abuse.

  • ​93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker.

  • 34.2% of attackers were family members.

  • 58.7% were acquaintances.

  • Only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers to the victim.

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